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Motor Vehicle


  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 4
  • Course Type:   Schools Course


This course is for S3, S4 and S5 pupils and above, and is an ideal starting point for those still at school but considering a career in the motor vehicle industry.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  4

Mode – Schools Course

Days: Friday
Times: 1:30pm – 3:15pm
Duration: 1 year

On this course, you will gain practical skills and knowledge, and the chance to progress on to a full-time automotive engineering programme.

  • Motor Vehicle

    What the course includes

    The course covers general workplace skills such as team building, problem solving, health and safety and workspace management as well as skills and knowledge needed for a minimum qualification in the motor vehicle industry.

    Subjects include:

    • Engine lubrication and cooling
    • Fuel and exhaust systems
    • General mechanics
    • Electrical systems
    • Braking systems
    • Steering and suspension
    • Wheels and tyres

Why choose this course

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a career in the automotive industry by gaining skills within a practical motor vehicle workshop environment.

It will introduce you to the engineering aspects of motor vehicles and give you experience in repairs and maintenance.

If you complete the course successfully- you can progress on to a full-time motor vehicle programme in automotive engineering.

Entry requirements

  • Access 3 Maths and English
  • Working towards Level 4
  • Interest in learning about motor vehicle studies
  • Excellent school attendance record
  • Where this course leads

    On completion of this course, it can lead into further education- including a full-time automotive engineering programme and/or the opportunity to progress to higher-level courses such as Introduction to the Automotive Environment.

    It can also lead to an apprenticeship.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you for an interview, which consists of a practical group activity in the workshop and a short interview.

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